During the trial Sandiford's lawyer read out a statement from her son which said:
I love my mother very much and have a very close relationship with her.
I know that she would do anything to protect me. I cannot imagine what I would do if she was sentenced to death in relation to these charges.
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Weather warnings are in place as Storm Imogen brings winds of up to 80 miles per hour.
Winds of nearly 80mph have been reported at Avonmouth as Storm Imogen arrives in the west.
After a weekend of heavy rain and high winds, the West Country has been told to brace for another bout of bad weather.